Daniel Dubois’ highly-anticipated British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight title clash with Joe Joyce originally set for April 11th has been rescheduled for July 11th, amid advice from the government and the BBBofC following the outbreak of COVID-19, Queensbury Promotions have confirmed.
Frank Warren has released a statement confirming the rescheduled fight, whilst also announcing Josh Taylor’s unified world title defence against Apinun Khongsong on May 2 is cancelled.
Carl Frampton’s proposed bout with WBO Super Featherweight world champion Jamel Herring, which is awaiting a formal announcement is still on course to take place in Belfast in June.
A statement from Queensbury Promotions read:
Following the guidelines and advisory measures announced by both the Government and The British Boxing Board of Control, Queensberry Promotions feel it would be inappropriate to proceed with any forthcoming Boxing promotions in front of live audiences during April and May.
The Coronavirus situation is evolving rapidly and we will continue to follow the Government’s guidelines to ensure the Health and Safety of the paying public, staff and the participants.
Regarding the two events we currently have on sale, we can confirm the following:
The ‘Seek and Destroy’ Event being headlined by Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce on April 11 at the O2 Arena has now been rescheduled to Saturday July 11, still at the O2 Arena.
Tickets will remain valid for the new date however, people who cannot attend the new date can obtain a refund from their original point of purchase.
World Champion Josh Taylor’s homecoming, scheduled for May 2 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow will no longer take place on this date. Refunds are available from the point of purchase.
We are currently working with the SSE Hydro, Top Rank and MTK Global to identify a suitable alternative date to reschedule the event for the Scottish fans.
Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank have already reached agreement for Carl Frampton to challenge Jamel Herring for the WBO World Super-Featherweight Championship in Belfast in June.
This event was due to be announced this week. At this moment in time, we are still hopeful of being able to stage this event in June, however, we will monitor the ever-changing landscape surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic. Details of the date, venue and location will be announced in due course.